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Do Inhaled Steroids Cause Weight Gain
Yes: depends on how much you use and absorb ...Read more
It would be unusual.: It would be unusual for topical corticosteroids to cause weight fluctuations. Although there are many strengths of topical steroids, unless you were to use an unusual amount these steroids it would be unlikely to cause any weight changes. Oral corticosteroids can cause weight gain if taken for a significant period of time. With short term steroid use, there are usually minimal side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prednisone does: Prednisone does cause weight gain, along with other side effects. The doctor who is prescribing the immunosuppressives can list the medication options for a patient, and also list the more common side effects. Then, both the patient and doctor are aware of what to expect when some of the medications are used. ...Read more
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): Increased appetite is considered uncommon with Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Decreased appetite is more common. Weight loss is not common but I have seen no reports linked to weight gain. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains Budesonide -a steroid. ...Read more
Possibly: Weight gain is usually from you eating more (steroids can cause you to be hungry), water weight gain (usually self limiting) and possible fat deposition if your own steroid production is halted (again self limited and takes more than one injection). There is no muscle growth that takes place, these are not those type of steroids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not fluctuation: Weight gain is a possible side effect of nearly all antidepressants. However, each person responds to an antidepressant differently. I have had patients who have lost weight on certain antidepressants, such as wellbutrin (bupropion). However, weight fluctuation, where weight goes up and down, is not typically seen. Consider lifestyle and diet as more probable causes, but bring this up to your prescribing md. ...Read more
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